Let’s go Climb Mount St Helens

2 and a half day road trip. Pacific Northwest. Caving through lava tubes, Sledding on a volcano in June. Sound like a good idea… Of course. That’s what we thought too. The group consisted of my brother Isaac, myself, my friend Tristan, and Graham, a mate from work. The proposed trip was formulated by Tristan, as an adventure to celebrate his 40th birthday. He had … Continue reading Let’s go Climb Mount St Helens

Once upon a time in Mexico

A crazy trip, 5 days, no sleep (well, barely), 2 guides, 4x4ing, tacos, and hell of a mountain to climb. This is how we mountaineer: Pico de Orizaba. And we’re off! 4/24/19 The day is here. Inception to realization. It’s 1145pm. I’m sitting at the tail end of a plane, 2 beers deep at Vancouver international airport. Exhausted from work. How did I get here? … Continue reading Once upon a time in Mexico

The next big project

Well it’s official. My flight is booked. I have signed on to join a friend of on an amazing climbing experience in Mexico at the end of April. We will be flying down for a 5 day mountaineering trip that promises to be one for the books. Pico de Orizaba. The highest peak in Mexico (3rd highest peak in North America). It’s summit sits at … Continue reading The next big project

Wedge Mountain

The realizing of a dream. So we are about 2 1/2 weeks from our next adventure. A three day exploration of the Wedge Mountain area in the northern tip of Garibaldi provincial park. The access trail is situated just north of Whistler BC. Now this will not be our first trip up to Wedge, in fact not even our first winter trip up there. Our … Continue reading Wedge Mountain

Rear View Mirror 2018

Another year has come to an end, and another successful year for racing. I enjoyed getting some new folks into running events, and even hit some personal bests. Also it has been a year of transition. Some new injuries, some old ones too. I’m looking forward to this coming year. We have some good races coming up including MOMAR again this coming September as well … Continue reading Rear View Mirror 2018

To Love and Hate Climbing

So here I am. In transition. In recovery. Semi sidelined from one sport, and digging into another. With recent hip issues holding my running game on pause, I have been turning to other sport for my release. As of late my brother has been dragging me out to rock climbing. Now I’m not going to lie, I am not good a rock climbing, in fact, … Continue reading To Love and Hate Climbing

Watersprite Lake Peak Bagging Adventure

So about a month ago and I was scrolling through the likes of Instagram one evening and came across some popular shots of Watersprite Lake BC. A very iconic looking scene. Crystal clear blue water, with a mountainous backdrop of rocky peaks just begging to be climbed. I was drawn in. I assembled a team. My cousin and a mate. A free day coming up, … Continue reading Watersprite Lake Peak Bagging Adventure

35 hours and 42 minutes of Epicness

1168 kilometers, 2 states, 1 mountain, 35 hours and 42 minutes of epicness. The objective was simple enough. Drive from Vancouver, BC to Government Camp, Oregon and summit Mount Hood via the Hogsback/ Southside route, and drive home. With our lack of time away this trip was all business for my friend Tristan and I. We only had 2 days available to tackle this giant. … Continue reading 35 hours and 42 minutes of Epicness

New Inspirations

So addimittedly I have been pretty non-existent lately though not completely off the radar. I have kept myself busy with an early April Trail race under my belt for the year and am switching gears into training for my upcoming 100+km Golden Ears Fondo (cycling) in just over a month. But… Truth be told, my inspiration has been waning lately. Not for lack of opportunity … Continue reading New Inspirations

The Season has Started!

It’s rainy here in the city, but for us winter hikers, skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers, we know that means fresh white stuff in the mountains! I had a chance to get out and hike a good section of the Lions last weekend and we were hitting areas that were already waist deep. The Season has Started! I love this time of year. It’s awesome to … Continue reading The Season has Started!